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: Used car purchase advice

05-10-2007, 10:58 PM
I am looking at a car with 20k miles (O5) 530i. It had 2 previous owners. My concerns:

I will be the 3'rd owner on the car if I plan to purchase, will that be a problem when I sell my car?

Is it worth spending 3k & getting extended warranty ? never owned a bmr but heard it has lot of electrical problems.

Russ Williams
05-11-2007, 09:36 AM
I would not worry about the number of owners. Th eimportant thing is the car is well maintained and has not been in an accident.

The extended warranty and maintenance agreements are a must if you plan to keep the car well beyond 50K miles. I used the pricing from to negotiate the same pricing from my local dealer which was $3700 for both.

05-11-2007, 12:04 PM
Generally speaking, I would avoid buying a leased vehicles. In my opinion, people tend to take better care of their car if they plan to keep it for a long time (which is not the case with leasing).